Period
to 28 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 28 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 37 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10 +48
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 5,873 7,555 7,821
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.94% 6.14% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 6.68% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5,865 6,988 6,685
Median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £38,750 £39,087
90th Percentile £97,500 £101,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68,465 113,147 139,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.56% 92.03% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 53,753 90,749 111,461
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 28 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 28 February 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 5,420 £67,500 -0.46% 1,349
London +5 3,068 £77,500 +3.33% 659
UK excluding London +31 2,553 £57,500 +9.52% 758
Work from Home +4 1,201 £65,000 -3.70% 346
South East +39 817 £60,000 - 214
North of England -18 489 £52,500 +5.00% 227
Midlands +52 409 £55,000 +4.76% 103
South West +57 380 £52,500 +5.00% 78
North West -9 307 £50,000 -4.76% 142
West Midlands +34 249 £58,750 +11.90% 60
Scotland 0 219 £60,000 +14.29% 40
East of England +30 159 £68,000 +0.74% 66
East Midlands +47 158 £50,000 - 42
Yorkshire -46 120 £55,000 +10.00% 47
North East +24 62 £53,750 +7.50% 38
Wales +25 59 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Northern Ireland +23 27 £52,500 +10.53% 17
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 February 2021, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3,378 (57.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2,350 (40.01%) Java
3 2,312 (39.37%) AWS
4 2,217 (37.75%) DevOps
5 2,186 (37.22%) JavaScript
6 2,088 (35.55%) Docker
7 1,910 (32.52%) Azure
8 1,793 (30.53%) Kubernetes
9 1,737 (29.58%) .NET
10 1,635 (27.84%) Software Engineering
11 1,626 (27.69%) C#
12 1,480 (25.20%) TDD
13 1,476 (25.13%) SQL
14 1,392 (23.70%) Finance
15 1,341 (22.83%) React
16 1,212 (20.64%) Python
17 1,108 (18.87%) .NET Core
18 1,107 (18.85%) Scrum
19 1,096 (18.66%) Node.js
20 1,060 (18.05%) Spring
21 972 (16.55%) Test Automation
22 953 (16.23%) AngularJS
23 868 (14.78%) Git (software)
24 850 (14.47%) REST
25 848 (14.44%) CSS
26 806 (13.72%) Fintech
27 787 (13.40%) GCP
28 778 (13.25%) Kafka
29 749 (12.75%) SQL Server
30 745 (12.69%) Spring Boot

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 298 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
2 178 (3.03%) Confluence
3 177 (3.01%) Apache Spark
4 154 (2.62%) Apache
5 129 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 75 (1.28%) CMS
7 73 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 41 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 40 (0.68%) NServiceBus
9 40 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 37 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 33 (0.56%) nginx
12 29 (0.49%) IIS
13 28 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.44%) JBoss
14 26 (0.44%) WebLogic
15 22 (0.37%) OpenStack
16 21 (0.36%) ColdFusion
17 18 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
18 16 (0.27%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 34 (0.58%) InVision
2 26 (0.44%) Sketch
3 18 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.085%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.034%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.034%) Figma
8 2 (0.034%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.034%) Revit
9 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.017%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 67 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 16 (0.27%) Magento
4 14 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 14 (0.24%) Shopify
5 11 (0.19%) R3 Corda
6 10 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.085%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 5 (0.085%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.068%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.034%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.034%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.034%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.034%) SAP FI-CA
10 2 (0.034%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.034%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.017%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2,312 (39.37%) AWS
2 1,910 (32.52%) Azure
3 787 (13.40%) GCP
4 700 (11.92%) SaaS
5 698 (11.88%) Serverless
6 406 (6.91%) PaaS
7 372 (6.33%) AWS Lambda
8 207 (3.52%) IaaS
9 189 (3.22%) Amazon ECS
10 150 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
11 142 (2.42%) Amazon EKS
11 142 (2.42%) GitHub
12 111 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
13 110 (1.87%) OpenShift
14 105 (1.79%) Amazon S3
15 92 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
16 82 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
17 80 (1.36%) Azure Functions
18 78 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
19 64 (1.09%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 128 (2.18%) HTTP
2 68 (1.16%) Internet
3 37 (0.63%) DNS
3 37 (0.63%) Firewall
4 28 (0.48%) Skype
5 27 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.32%) VPN
7 17 (0.29%) AMQP
8 13 (0.22%) Network Security
9 10 (0.17%) Wireless
10 9 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.15%) MQTT
10 9 (0.15%) WAN
11 8 (0.14%) DSL
11 8 (0.14%) LAN
11 8 (0.14%) VLAN
11 8 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.12%) SSL
13 5 (0.085%) IPv4
13 5 (0.085%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 749 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 711 (12.11%) NoSQL
3 562 (9.57%) MongoDB
4 556 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
5 529 (9.01%) MySQL
6 401 (6.83%) Relational Database
7 291 (4.95%) Big Data
8 214 (3.64%) Redis
9 186 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 115 (1.96%) Hadoop
11 114 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
12 96 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 95 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 85 (1.45%) Data Lake
15 69 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
16 66 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
17 61 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
18 55 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
19 43 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
20 42 (0.72%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 868 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 684 (11.65%) Jenkins
3 299 (5.09%) GitLab
4 280 (4.77%) JIRA
5 240 (4.09%) Selenium
6 235 (4.00%) Maven
7 163 (2.78%) JUnit
8 156 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 133 (2.26%) Gradle
10 124 (2.11%) Cucumber
11 119 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
12 101 (1.72%) TeamCity
13 100 (1.70%) Bitbucket
13 100 (1.70%) SonarQube
14 93 (1.58%) Artifactory
15 88 (1.50%) Cypress.io
16 86 (1.46%) Visual Studio
17 82 (1.40%) Mockito
18 69 (1.17%) Postman
19 67 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,392 (23.70%) Finance
2 460 (7.83%) Banking
3 177 (3.01%) Retail
4 175 (2.98%) Public Sector
5 163 (2.78%) Marketing
6 139 (2.37%) Games
7 116 (1.98%) Front Office
8 93 (1.58%) Law
9 84 (1.43%) Back Office
10 81 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 56 (0.95%) Legal
12 48 (0.82%) Advertising
13 47 (0.80%) Publishing
14 42 (0.72%) Electronics
15 36 (0.61%) Manufacturing
16 35 (0.60%) Investment Banking
17 31 (0.53%) Automotive
18 30 (0.51%) Financial Institution
19 23 (0.39%) Online Betting
20 19 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3,018 (51.39%) Developer
2 901 (15.34%) Software Engineer
3 900 (15.32%) Java Developer
4 856 (14.58%) Senior Developer
5 616 (10.49%) .NET Developer
6 541 (9.21%) Architect
7 427 (7.27%) C# Developer
8 385 (6.56%) Full Stack Developer
9 367 (6.25%) Java Engineer
10 362 (6.16%) Software Developer
11 315 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
12 272 (4.63%) AWS Engineer
13 254 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
14 248 (4.22%) Senior Software Engineer
15 230 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
16 228 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
17 215 (3.66%) Java Software Engineer
18 207 (3.52%) Backend Developer
19 205 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
20 191 (3.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,737 (29.58%) .NET
2 1,341 (22.83%) React
3 1,108 (18.87%) .NET Core
4 1,096 (18.66%) Node.js
5 1,060 (18.05%) Spring
6 953 (16.23%) AngularJS
7 850 (14.47%) REST
8 848 (14.44%) CSS
9 778 (13.25%) Kafka
10 745 (12.69%) Spring Boot
11 724 (12.33%) HTML
12 707 (12.04%) Web Services
13 672 (11.44%) RESTful
14 660 (11.24%) .NET Framework
15 399 (6.79%) Vue.js
16 394 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
17 390 (6.64%) jQuery
18 368 (6.27%) ASP.NET
19 283 (4.82%) HTML5
20 277 (4.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 501 (8.53%) Greenfield Project
2 293 (4.99%) Cloud Native
3 260 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 255 (4.34%) User Experience
5 220 (3.75%) Mobile App
6 167 (2.84%) Algorithms
7 157 (2.67%) Hedge funds
8 156 (2.66%) N-Tier
9 146 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
10 132 (2.25%) Public Cloud
11 95 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
12 80 (1.36%) Equities
12 80 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 79 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 67 (1.14%) Fixed Income
15 61 (1.04%) Data Centre
16 55 (0.94%) Derivative
16 55 (0.94%) NHS
17 45 (0.77%) Cyberattack
18 44 (0.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 546 (9.30%) Linux
2 174 (2.96%) Windows
3 126 (2.15%) Android
4 87 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 84 (1.43%) Unix
6 62 (1.06%) CentOS
7 43 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.10%) VMS
11 4 (0.068%) Android TV
11 4 (0.068%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.068%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.034%) Fedora
13 2 (0.034%) Robot Operating System
13 2 (0.034%) Solaris
14 1 (0.017%) tvOS
14 1 (0.017%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,378 (57.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2,217 (37.75%) DevOps
3 1,635 (27.84%) Software Engineering
4 1,480 (25.20%) TDD
5 1,107 (18.85%) Scrum
6 972 (16.55%) Test Automation
7 806 (13.72%) Fintech
8 723 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
9 705 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 683 (11.63%) BDD
11 588 (10.01%) MVC
12 524 (8.92%) OO
13 487 (8.29%) SOLID
14 428 (7.29%) SOA
15 411 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
16 390 (6.64%) Open Source
17 370 (6.30%) Unit Testing
18 365 (6.21%) Analytics
19 336 (5.72%) Machine Learning
20 334 (5.69%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,350 (40.01%) Java
2 2,186 (37.22%) JavaScript
3 1,626 (27.69%) C#
4 1,476 (25.13%) SQL
5 1,212 (20.64%) Python
6 659 (11.22%) TypeScript
7 497 (8.46%) Go
8 394 (6.71%) Java 8
9 302 (5.14%) Scala
10 292 (4.97%) PHP
11 211 (3.59%) Kotlin
12 204 (3.47%) T-SQL
13 195 (3.32%) PowerShell
14 192 (3.27%) C++
15 124 (2.11%) Bash Shell
16 118 (2.01%) ES6
17 114 (1.94%) Ruby
18 103 (1.75%) C
19 68 (1.16%) Shell Script
20 44 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 520 (8.85%) Degree
2 175 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 164 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 138 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 61 (1.04%) AWS Certification
6 42 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 41 (0.70%) ISEB
8 28 (0.48%) PhD
9 21 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 20 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 17 (0.29%) Master's Degree
12 16 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.26%) SANS
14 10 (0.17%) CISSP
15 8 (0.14%) CISM
16 7 (0.12%) CCNA
16 7 (0.12%) CISA
16 7 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (7.44%) QA
2 20 (0.34%) GDPR
3 16 (0.27%) SLA
3 16 (0.27%) WCAG
4 14 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.22%) NIST
6 11 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 11 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.10%) NCSC
8 6 (0.10%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.068%) ITGC
10 3 (0.051%) PMO
11 2 (0.034%) GAAP
11 2 (0.034%) IFRS
11 2 (0.034%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.017%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.017%) SEPA
System Software
1 2,088 (35.55%) Docker
2 39 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.32%) KVM
5 17 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.24%) Postfix
7 11 (0.19%) vSphere
8 10 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.068%) LXC
9 4 (0.068%) NDS
9 4 (0.068%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.068%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.051%) Varnish
11 2 (0.034%) Firmware
11 2 (0.034%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.034%) NFS
11 2 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.017%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,793 (30.53%) Kubernetes
2 695 (11.83%) Terraform
3 333 (5.67%) Ansible
4 198 (3.37%) Puppet
5 141 (2.40%) Grafana
6 134 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
6 134 (2.28%) Prometheus
7 38 (0.65%) Istio
8 32 (0.54%) Kibana
9 27 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 25 (0.43%) ZABBIX
11 24 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
11 24 (0.41%) Rancher
12 20 (0.34%) MIIS
13 16 (0.27%) Graylog
14 14 (0.24%) Packer
15 13 (0.22%) CFEngine
15 13 (0.22%) Consul
15 13 (0.22%) Demisto
16 11 (0.19%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 511 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 456 (7.76%) Google
3 312 (5.31%) Oracle
4 92 (1.57%) IBM
5 90 (1.53%) Red Hat
6 82 (1.40%) VMware
7 80 (1.36%) SAP
8 77 (1.31%) Nintex
9 65 (1.11%) Splunk
10 56 (0.95%) Databricks
11 50 (0.85%) Adobe
12 45 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 41 (0.70%) ServiceNow
14 39 (0.66%) Xamarin
15 37 (0.63%) Atlassian
15 37 (0.63%) Zend
16 36 (0.61%) Ceridian
17 30 (0.51%) Sybase
18 23 (0.39%) New Relic
19 22 (0.37%) Sparx